Jan 24, 2013 7:00pm EST
tax. it is gaining steam, all kinds of americans are starting to buy into this. i want you to hear about a as one solution to the problem. please welcome roseanne. >> as we all know, wall street does not pay its fair share. there is a minimum of 50 cents on stocks. we all pay sales tax on everything that we buy. we sell something, we pay tax. this is paying to wall street -- you have gotten a pass. when you talk about jobs and education, i want to ask you, where are the jobs? they are not just trickling down or bubbling up -- there are no jobs in this country. i work for the labor movement -- it is being decimated by the right wing. i will talk about the financial transaction tax -- this is a part of the solution. i want to tell you, i represent registered nurses in the unions across this country. they are of the finest tradition of martin luther king -- they are about humanity. they do not make distinctions among patients. they do not care if you are rich or if you are poor, if you are black or if you are white, if you are a man or if you are a woman -- you are their patient. they
Jan 25, 2013 8:00am EST
no carving out right now. it is under assault, and we just made permanent when the bush era tax cuts for 99% of the households in the country. that was a so-called victory. what we are doing is tricking the base to spend on any of these programs. we do not have money because the taxes disappear. you look at where the corporate sector keeps its money. the cayman islands. we have constructed this. this is not paralysis. this is a bipartisan approach. both parties have been on this. the republicans do it gleefully. the democrats do it wringing their hands. they have both sided with cutting the taxes on the top. they are parties to the disappearance of the civilian programs of our national government, which work, and if you looked at the budget president obama has put on the table, on a non-security discretionary budget under this president is to decline from about 4% of national income in 2010 down to below 2% by the end of this decade. 1.7% of national income for jobs, training, education, for all the infrastructure, the environment, climate, technology, and forgetting who government?